5th Degree Black Belt
Godan, 5th Degree Black Belt, is the fifth black belt rank in Kenpo Karate and all Japanese martial arts. Godan is known as the first of the Master Ranks in most martial arts systems. The rank is always awarded as Godan by a Kenpo Karate Yudansha.
Godan, 5th Degree Black Belt, consists of 30 Self Defense Techniques and 5 Variations.
At this point in the students training they have learned 604 Self-
The Godan, 5th Degree Black Belt, test will consist of all techniques Yellow thru 5th Black Belt and all Katas Orange thru 4rd Black will be done.
The student should demonstrate to the judges that they are truly ready for this rank by their power and proficiency in the Techniques and Katas.
The time required to attain Godan is approximately 14 years of training after receiving Shodan, 1st Degree Black Belt. Students have been studying and/or teaching for approximately 20 or 21 years to achieve the Godan Rank. This time frame is approximate and denotes continuous training.
1. Twisting Limb (AB)
Your front kick is caught
2. Twisting Palms (AB)
Double wrist grab arms crossed
3. Satan’s Swords
4. Flowing Palms
Kick punch from Tiger & Crane
5. Returning Dagger (AB)
6. Sweeping Tiger Claws
Two hand wrist grab
7. Thundering Wings and Hammers
8. Slapping Rope
Straight knife thrust; belt technique
9. Crash of the Eagle Part 3 (ABC)
Two hand choke from the rear
10. Thunder and Lightening
Right grab to right wrist/left punch
11. Rolling Thunder
Opponent on ground on left side; throwing a right side kick
12. Escape From Death
Reenforced forearm strangle from behind
13. Chinese Rakes
14. Bending Tree
Right step punch
15. Covering Tiger Claws
Two man attack; right snap kick front; bear hug from behind arms pinned
16. Guiding the Tiger